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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Human herpesvirus 6: You probably don't mean herpes simplex, but human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). It's one of 9 human herpesviruses, including herpes simpex virus types 1 and 2 ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Treated, not cured: All infections with herpes simplex virus, either type 1 or 2 (HSV1, HSV2) last for life and cannot be cured. However, there are effective treatments t ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cold sores: Hsv ! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
HSV - 1 ; 2: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes possible but: is rare. Herpes simplex mostly confines to generals or oral cavity during the remissions virus stay dormant in the nerve roots , some times invades b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Skin to skin contact: Other methods are possible, but not proven.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Physical contact: It requires intimate contact to contract the herpes virus.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will ru ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience in Dentistry
Painful sore: Usually a blister, starting with a feverish feeling going to a sore usually a whitish center with red perimeter usually painful and will last 10-14 da ... Read More
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